MERGE Alleged NPA leader Gaspar Davao, alias Aldong, faces charges for illegal possession of explosives, following the recovery of a fragmentation grenade from his possession during his arrest Tuesday night.* (Cadiz City PNP photo)


Negros official’s driver,
2 LSIs Covid-positive
But BM, 6 others negative for virus
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

A driver of a Negros Occidental official and two locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have tested positive for COVID-19.

The driver of Board Member Valentino Miguel Alonso (Neg. Occ., 6th District) who tested positive is a 32-year-old from Purok Pine Tree, Barangay Bata, Bacolod City.

The COVID-19 positive LSIs are from La Castellana and Bacolod City. moremoremore


Ranking ‘NPA leader’ arrested
He’s a labor organizer, NFSW says
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

An organizer of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) and an alleged ranking leader of the New People’s Army in northern Negros, was arrested at a monitoring control point in Brgy. Caduha-an, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Tuesday night.

Nabbed for disobedience and illegal possession of explosives was Gaspar Davao, alias Aldong, Lt. Col. Robert Mansueto, acting Cadiz City police chief, said.

Upon checking with the Philippine Army and a government intelligence agency, Mansueto said they found out that Davao, who is a resident of Brgy. Pinapugasan, Escalante City, is the secretary of the Northern Negros Front (NNF) White Area and Section Committee Tabacco, as well as the NNF finance officer. moremoremore

 

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Ceneco explains rate increase
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. explained that monthly power rates are computed in accordance with the approved guidelines of the Energy Regulatory Commission.

In a statement, the power utility firm said it received complaints from consumer groups, lodged through the media, on the alleged “sudden” increase in power rates during community quarantine.

It said the generation and transmission charges are “complete pass-through charges” and Ceneco is only a collecting agent on behalf of the power suppliers and transmission service providers. It added that its revenues have remained constant at P1.18 per kilowatt-hour since 2010.